Huka Falls Walkway, Taupo

4.7
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Hike or bike the trails around Huka Falls Walkway, draining the country's largest lake by surface area and appealing to both amateur photographers and adventure seekers. Just upstream from the mighty falls, the Waikato River enters a rugged canyon and narrows abruptly from 100 m (328 ft) down to just 15 m (49 ft) across. The sudden constriction of the river's flow creates massive pressure that helps make Waikato's dramatic 10 m (33 ft) splash into a freshwater pool all the more spectacular. Walk a footbridge to admire the force of the falls, which the native tribes called "Hukanui," the Great Body of Spray. To get even closer to the roaring waters, try jet boating on the river. Plan to visit Huka Falls Walkway during your Taupo vacation using our convenient Taupo road trip planning site.
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  • We took the second carpark, and then walked down the track several hundred meters until we got to the falls lookout on the west side. There is definitely elevation, but not a big problem.  more »
  • The track from Thermal Spa Park to the Huka Falls is one to remember. The clarity of the water, the Spa, the beautiful foliage and Huka Falls, great experience.  more »
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  • NOTE: This point is the START of a walkway up to Huka Falls - there is a car park right up by the falls, if you prefer. However, I'd full recommend the walk. It's easy going, with some fantastic views across the river. Also takes you passed the hot pools.
  • Delightful and easy walk, even with a toddler on my back, approx 1h including photo stops, stunning views of the river, to arrive to the much impressive huka Falls. A must do
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